- Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Silver Spring Maryland, March 13-16, 2008. Matt Howard (USMC 1st Tank Battalion) reveals the military policy toward its troops: lie and cover-up, then discard and/or discredit. Howard focuses on the deployment and effects of ‘depleted uranium’ (DU) on the targets, defenseless Afghanis, Iraqis - and U.S. soldiers. Howard calls DU ‘the agent orange of this occupation.” The 3-day IVAW event, attended by over 200 veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq occupations, in effect constituted a part of a war crimes tribunal, with eyewitness testimony. The event also commemorated the 1971 ‘Winter Soldier’ where Vietnam vets protested and exposed the war crimes committed on Vietnam. Music thanks to Jason Moon and ‘Erin from Trendy.’
September 6, 2009 Subject:
Matt Howard and His Lies
Matt Howard claims to have witnessed an event in 2003 that actually occured in 1991. In 1991, a tank was mistakenly hit by a Hell Fire missile. The tank's on-board ammunition stores, including depleted uranium kinetic energy penetrator sabot rounds for its main gun, caught fire and detonated. Matt Howard is lying when he claims to have witnessed this event. He further lies when he claims the the Hell Fire missile was depleted uranium tipped and the rest of his statement with regards to depleted uranium is equally erroneous.